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1929 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1929 record5–3–1 (1–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachHarry Kipke (1st season)
MVPJames Simrall
CaptainJoseph Truskowski
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Purdue 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Minnesota 3 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 2 2     4 2 2
Ohio State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Michigan 1 3 1     5 3 1
Indiana 1 3 1     2 6 1
Chicago 1 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1929 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1929 college football season. The team's head coach was Harry Kipke. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29, 1929* Albion Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 39–0   16,412
September 29, 1929* Mount Union Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 16–6   16,412
October 5, 1929* Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 17–0   30,494
October 12, 1929 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 30–16   18,484
October 19, 1929 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–0   85,088
October 26, 1929 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14–0   53,403
November 9, 1929*† Harvard Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–12   85,042
November 16, 1929 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7–6   58,160
November 23, 1929 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 0–0   50,619
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

Varsity letter winnersEdit

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1929 football team:[1]

  • Howard Auer - started 5 games at right tackle, 2 games at left tackle
  • Alan Bovard - started 9 games at center
  • Francis M. Cornwell - started 1 game at right end
  • Norman J. Daniels - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Alvin G. Dahlem - started 3 games at right halfback, 2 games at left halfback
  • Leo Draveling - started 8 games at right end, 1 game at right tackle
  • Joe Gembis - started 5 games at fullback, 3 games at right halfback
  • Edward W. Hayden - started 5 games at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • William M. Heston - halfback
  • Bill Hewitt - started 2 games at left end, 1 game at right end
  • Martin R. "Roy" Hudson - started 6 games at left halfback
  • Maynard Morrison - started 2 games at fullback, 1 game at left tackle
  • Ray F. Parker - guard
  • Howard W. Poe - guard; started 8 games at left guard, 1 game at right guard
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle; started 1 game at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • Thomas G. Roach - started 1 game at right tackle
  • James Simrall - started 8 games at quarterback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Thorvald C. Sorenson - tackle
  • Alfred E. Steinke - started 8 games at right guard, 1 games at left guard
  • Joe Truskowski - end; started 7 games at left end, 1 game at quarterback, 1 game at right halfback
  • Jack Wheeler - started 2 games at fullback
  • Donald L. Wilson - halfback

aMa letter winnersEdit

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1929 football team:[1]

  • Carl J. Bauer - guard
  • Milton Bergman - tackle
  • Albert Berkowitz - back
  • Max Blaine
  • Frank P. Brown - quarterback
  • William A. Brown - center
  • Arthur W. Decker - guard
  • Ira L. Grinnell - guard
  • Nyal R. Hayes - end
  • Kirk Holland - quarterback
  • Thomas G. Justice - end
  • Omer LaJeunesse - fullback
  • Harold D. Lindsay - back
  • Harold Miller - back
  • R. O. Morgan - guard
  • Murray Mosser - end
  • S. H. Preoulman
  • Raymond Priest - back
  • Karl S. Richardson - guard
  • Tom C. Samuels - guard
  • Frederick B. Schantz - back
  • Jay H. Sikkenga - end
  • Ivan C. Smith - end
  • John C. Widman - back
  • Ralph Wills - back

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1930 Michiganesian, "Varsity Football Team," page 194.

External linksEdit

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